ACS Editors’ Choice: Studying Zika Virus RNA — and More!

This week: studying Zika Virus RNA, tracking sources of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water, isolating high-affinity enzyme inhibitors from natural extracts — and more!

Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. Access to these articles will remain open to all as a public service.

Check out this week’s picks!

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Zika Virus Genomic RNA Possesses Conserved G-Quadruplexes Characteristic of the Flaviviridae Family
id-2016-00109h_0005
ACS Infect. Dis., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.6b00109
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Investigating Students’ Reasoning about Acid–Base Reactions
ed-2016-004176_0004
J. Chem. Educ., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00417
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Buckling-Based Method for Measuring the Strain–Photonic Coupling Effect of GaAs Nanoribbons
nn-2016-03434x_0006
ACS Nano, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b03434
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Detection of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in U.S. Drinking Water Linked to Industrial Sites, Military Fire Training Areas, and Wastewater Treatment Plants
ez-2016-00260m_0003
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00260
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Diborane-Mediated Deoxygenation of o-Nitrostyrenes To Form Indoles
ol-2016-01934b_0011
Org. Lett., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01934
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Amplification-Free Detection of Circulating microRNA Biomarkers from Body Fluids Based on Fluorogenic Oligonucleotide-Templated Reaction between Engineered Peptide Nucleic Acid Probes: Application to Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
ac-2016-01594d_0012
Anal. Chem., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b01594

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Affinity Crystallography: A New Approach to Extracting High-Affinity Enzyme Inhibitors from Natural Extracts
np-2016-00215p_0007
J. Nat. Prod., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.6b00215
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